The NTT IndyCar Series will be back in action as the XPEL 375 revs up on Sunday. The race starts up at around 11:45 a.m. local time, but if you are lucky enough to go to the race you can enter the fan zone as early as 8 a.m.
This will be the second race so far for the NTT IndyCar Series season. The last weekend in February saw the series kick off with an exciting race at the Firestone GP, where Scott McLaughlin just narrowly edged out Alex Palou for the win.
If you’re interested in attending the race taking place at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, you’ve come to the right place.
You can’t bet on motorsports in TX, but it sure is fun to watch. So here’s everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming XPEL 375.
XPEL 375: Race weekend details and schedule
One of the best things about going to a race like this is that there’s always something to do. The campgrounds open on Friday, Mar. 18 at 9 a.m. And the festivities kick off just the next day with practice and qualifying runs.
Here’s everything you can expect on Saturday, the day before the race:
- 10:00 – 11:00 am – NTT IndyCar Series Practice 1
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm – NTT IndyCar Series Qualifying
- 4:00 – 5:00 pm – Nett IndyCar Series Practice 2
- 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Speedway Children’s Charities Laps
- 5:45 – 6:45 pm – Driver Autograph Session
- 7:00 pm – Progressive American Flat Track Texas Half-Mile (Dirt Track)
If that’s not enough for you, there are tons of fun experiences to be had back at the campgrounds. That’s where hundreds of fans will be partying the days away until the main event: the XPEL 375.
Race day is a bit less packed than the days leading up to it. The gates open at 9 a.m., and the driver introductions take place at 11:15. Once everyone is settled in, the race begins at around 11:45 am.
Where is Texas Motor Speedway?
The Texas Motor Speedway is right off of Interstate 35 West, and about 20.8 miles north of the city center of Fort Worth. If you’re driving North from Fort Worth, it’ll be exit 69.
Once you get to the event, you’ll be able to park your car. There is plenty of parking but always plan on getting there a bit early to make sure you find a nice spot.
Most parking at Texas Motor Speedway is free, including:
- All unpaved parking on the west side of the facility
- The Paced Dirt Track parking lot across Lone Star Circle
There is VIP/Express parking as well, which ranges from $40-$75.
How can I get tickets to XPEL 375?
You can either get tickets online through sites like Ticketmaster or buy them straight from the Texas Motor Speedway website. They are currently offering a special promo, where you can buy two tickets for Saturday’s Qualifying AND Sunday’s race for just $48.
Kids 12 and under receive tickets for just $10 each, so it’ll be a great time to get out and enjoy a race with your family.
Don’t miss Jimmie Johnson’s return at XPEL 375
This race is particularly special for NASCAR and IndyCar fans alike because seven-time Texas Motor Speedway and NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson will be competing for the first time in the XPEL 375.
Johnson is a motorsports legend and getting a chance to see him race at an event like this would be a dream come true for motorsports fans across the globe.